Guess and Check


Preview this

Filed under: — 7:37 pm

As per Joey’s request, now has a comment preview feature.

It’s a modification of LaughingLizard’s Comment Preview for WordPress 1.2. Pretty nifty, if you ask me.


And their cats

Filed under: General, — 10:57 pm

Cool. I just worked out all the details for a trip this weekend. I’m going to be heading up to Vermont to visit my brother and sister-in-law.

Now I’ve got something to look forward to this week.

Also, I’m working on getting some sort of photo layout thing going here on I’m thinking it will motivate me to start shopping for a good digital camera too. Any suggestions?


Talk about expectations

Filed under: — 9:46 pm

Ever since Matt put up that list of well-designed WordPress blogs he’s come across, I’ve really been trying to spruce up the design around here. I even played around with a few attempts at a logo before calling it quits. I just couldn’t even come close to what I really want it to look like.

I suppose I shouldn’t compare with high-end sites like those on the list.

Well, on to that menu…

Equal protection for some?

Filed under: Current Events — 1:47 pm

“You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

Senate Joint Resolution 40 and House Joint Resolution 56.

I can’t see any benefits.


Pronounce it like “Mono”

Filed under: General — 11:40 pm

I just encouraged my buddy Manav to download Firefox. From what I can tell, he likes it.


No MJ?

Filed under: General — 8:56 pm

Well, I still haven’t seen Spiderman 2. And it looks like I won’t have to anymore. Check this out: Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock.

Go ahead, download it and watch it, it’s great. Here’s some direct links: Quicktime (15.9MB), MPEG4 (29.3MB), DIVX avi – fullscreen (53.6MB).


What middot?

Filed under: — 10:33 pm

I did some poking around today. I finally moved that middot I had to where I actually wanted it. I’ll bet you didn’t even notice.

I’m working on getting these posts into catagories. Nifty, huh?

Also, look for images to be appearing soon! That’s right, actual pictures and maybe even a logo!


Choose GIF

Filed under: General — 11:20 pm

I was having a kind of argument with my brother a short while ago about how to correctly pronounce “GIF” (as in Graphics Interchange Format). He said it was giff with a hard g, while I maintained that it was jiff like the peanut butter. Well… I’m right. See the Wikipedia article and this other page on the subject. Turns out the original documentation included how to pronounce it.

Now if I could only pronounce PNG correctly…


Gmail account

Filed under: Technology — 4:12 pm

I am now the proud owner of a Gmail account. I went with Clever, huh? Anyway, from what I hear, these things are supposed to be a pretty hot commodity.

Credit goes to Jordan for the invite. Thanks again, Jordan.


New York Philharmonic and more.

Filed under: General — 11:44 pm

I went into The City yesterday with Mike to see the New York Philharmonic. We heard the “Summertime Classics – The Sound of America” set. Absolutely amazing. My favorite one was “Sunrise” of the Grand Canyon Suit by Grofe. Mike really liked the stuff from Rodeo by Copland. We also had a nice lunch/dinner at a fancy restaurant and had a great time just watching the people go by while we sat around Lincoln Center waiting for the concert.

But I’m not really here to talk about that. The most blog-able moment of our trip was the ride on the 1 train uptown from Penn Station to 66th Street. Warning! This is not for the feint of heart!


Tour de Lance and an amazing play by Jeter

Filed under: Sports — 5:32 am

I just remembered: the Tour de France starts today. I’m rooting for my pal Lance Armstrong.

I love that recent commercial he did. You can see it here here.

Looks like he’s on a recent cover of Sports Illustrated too. Here’s the article.

And while we’re on sports, how about Derek Jeter’s play the other day? See it here.

Wow. Just… wow.

FireFox 0.9.1

Filed under: Current Events,Technology — 3:58 am

Well, I updated to Firefox 0.9.1 a few hours ago. I had been using 0.8 since mid-June and had been waiting on 0.9 for a little while. It only took me eleven minutes from arriving to the FireFox page until browsing readiness. That includes reading the release notes, backing up 0.8, downloading, installing, getting the Qute theme, and installing all my extensions.

I chuckle over an article I saw recently. It seems The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team recommends not using Internet Explorer because of recent vulnerabilities being exposed.

Heh heh.


Cell phone mishap

Filed under: Current Events — 7:47 am

Well, it’s a good thing this girl wasn’t driving and talking on her cell phone. The thing caught fire in her back pocket.


I like that word

Filed under: Current Events — 10:31 pm

Today was the first day of New Jersey’s new ban on handheld cell phones while driving. During my drive home from work today, I noticed the driver in front of me using on of those hands-free headsets to talk. It didn’t seem to make a difference in his case, as he was all over the place, kind of making these jerky moves from one side of his lane to the other. But of course, I could be wrong. He might not have been driving erratically because of his distracting phone call. He could have been inebriated or something.

Nothing severe or acute

Filed under: General — 9:06 pm

I got a letter today from my school’s financial aid office. The letter, dated at the top “06/18/04″ and postmarked on the envelope “Jun 29 ’04″, said that I still need to send in my “Award Acceptance Form” for my scholarship. At the bottom were the dates of two prior notices, “05/26/04″ and “06/18/04″. Of course, I had already sent this form in right after I had received it. I have a copy of it right here. Some interesting dates associated with this one as well. It is dated at the top “05-26-04″ with a reply date of “06/04/04″ and a postmark on the envelope of “Jun 8 ’04″. Yeah, it was mailed two days after I was supposed to have gotten it back to them. Now I’m going to be sending back the form I got today with a checked “items sent earlier” box.

But I’m sure this kind of thing goes on all the time at many different schools. I’ve have heard some horror stories about our Student Accounts and Registrar Services (yup, SARS) office. I’d never complain about them, though. One click of a button over there and my life could be ruined.

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